Ok , Here’s the answer to yesterdays post…

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Lisa, Of Zeebra Designs , commented on my post about the Latin Machismo here in Central America. She told me to watch this video and I just took her advise . I was blown away by this woman’s talk. The woman, Amy Cuddy, in the Ted Talks video is a research scientist who has studied the effects of our non-verbal body language on not only other people who observe us but on how our body language effects our own personal perceptions and feelings of ourselves. Wow! I promise you, if you take a few minutes and watch this whole video, it’s not too long don’t worry, you will be profoundly touched by what she has to share! I think you may have the same reaction I had,” I gotta tell EVERYONE about this! And after I have told everyone, I need to really put this into action and see what happens! It’s really easy and I can totally see how it would make such a huge difference in our lives and the lives of people we come into contact with and how they perceive us, and consequently, how we perceive ourselves. In the video she shows some pictures of some of the people who participated in her study . She had asked them to hold various power poses and submissive poses for two minutes and one example she showed was a young lady sitting in a chair holding what she described as the most permissive pose there is , she was kinda hunched sitting in a chair, but also one arm wrapped around her stomach and the other holding her neck. I could not believe what I saw! Holy Crap!! That is exactly how I was sitting in the office at that Toyota dealership when I was disregarded by the salesman! I am left wondering…what might have happened if I had only changed my posture a bit to appear more powerful? Hmmmm? Well, this girl is planning to try this out and see what happens. Who knows , Scott just may have to ask “permission” to drive MY car soon!! LOL!!! I’m joking, but seriously, check this out! It’s powerful…http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DKs-_Mh1QhMc

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About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

7 responses »

  1. LOL! I commented that I am “Wonder Woman”. Yes, it’s true. Wonder Woman lives in Pedasi. 🙂 Now if I could only find my golden bracelets…

  2. Hi Holly, Just got around to watching the Amy Cuddy video on body language. Thanks for sharing. I got tears in my eyes and SO inspired by this too. LOVE IT!!! thanks girlfriend. xo Jeri

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